Berks County, Pa. (WTXF) Cumru Township police say they are searching for suspect wanted for a food mart robbery.
According to police, on Monday August 8, Cumru Township police were dispatched to the Valero--Shillington Food Mart, located at 110 Revere Blvd, for a robbery that had just occurred.
Police say the suspect entered the store wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, possibly blue in color, with the hood up and pulled tightly around the suspect's face. The suspect was also wearing gray sweatpants with white stripes down the side of the pant legs.
According to investigators, the suspect approached the counter, displayed a knife, and demanded money by stating, "Give me the money." The suspect was described by the cashier as a white male, approximately six feet tall, with a thin build.
Police say after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash from the cashier, the suspect fled the Valero-- Shillington Food Mart and ran north crossing Shillington Road into the Lincoln Park area of Spring Township, according to police.
The suspect was observed fleeing the store by a witness that deemed the circumstances unusual and followed the suspect. The witness was in his vehicle and followed the suspect for a few blocks. Police say the witness observed the suspect remove the sweatshirt revealing his head and face. The witness observed the suspect was wearing a black t-shirt underneath the sweatshirt, according to investigators. Police say the black t-shirt had three smiley faces across the front of the t-shirt.
The witness described the suspect as a white male, approximate age range of twenties to early thirties, sandy to brown color shoulder length wavy hair, approximately six feet tall, with a thin build. Other witnesses in the area that observed the suspect provided a similar description.
Anyone with information concerning this incident or the individual involved is asked to please contact the Cumru Township Police Department at 610-777-9595.
If someone would prefer to stay anonymous they are asked to please contact Crime Alert Berks County at 1-877-373-9913.